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However much Americans may agree that the financing of elections with special interest money undermines democracy and that campaign finance reform would produce better government, it has been very difficult to push such measures through a Congress that has been elected using the old financing system.

A.However much Americans may agree that
B. Despite agreement among Americans to the fact
C. Although Americans agree
D. Even though Americans may agree
E. There is agreement among Americans that

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New post 11 Jul 2017, 12:56
Here are my first thought :

- ", it has been very difficult..." implies that we need an introduction like "even though, despite or although". So A and E out.

- C/ "to the fact" : lool like a "that" is missing. Out

- We have now to decide between C and D : for me, C makes more sense and is more concise.

Would say C.
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Here are my first thought :

- ", it has been very difficult..." implies that we need an introduction like "even though, despite or although". So A and E out.

- C/ "to the fact" : lool like a "that" is missing. Out

- We have now to decide between C and D : for me, C makes more sense and is more concise.

Would say C.
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C is missing "that" to introduce clause.
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Well, I've a question shouldn't option A use "many" instead of "much", since its modifying americans. Americans sounds like a countable term to me. Referring to an old joke "There were 5 americans, 2 French and 2 Russians in a bar" :)
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Well, I've a question shouldn't option A use "many" instead of "much", since its modifying americans. Americans sounds like a countable term to me. Referring to an old joke "There were 5 americans, 2 French and 2 Russians in a bar" :)

To my understanding, much here points to the degree of "agreement" in Americans and not to Americans themselves.


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However much Americans may agree that the financing of elections with special interest money undermines democracy and that campaign finance reform would produce better government, it has been very difficult to push such measures through a Congress that has been elected using the old financing system.

A.However much Americans may agree that
B. Despite agreement among Americans to the fact
C. Although Americans agree
D. Even though Americans may agree
E. There is agreement among Americans that


A - may agree that..... and that campaign... (Parallel). No other issues. Keep.
B,C,D - break parallelism. Out.
E - Changes the meaning from the degree of agreement, to americans do agree. Out.

Answer is A
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However much Americans may agree that the financing of elections with special interest money undermines democracy and that campaign finance reform would produce better government, it has been very difficult to push such measures through a Congress that has been elected using the old financing system.

A.However much Americans may agree that
B. Despite agreement among Americans to the fact
C. Although Americans agree
D. Even though Americans may agree
E. There is agreement among Americans that


Options B, C and D require 'that' at the end of the option i.e. 'agree to the fact that' or 'agree that' and can thus be eliminated. Between options A and E, E can be eliminated since the first part i.e. the underlined portion must show a contrast, which is not there in option E.
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Kritesh wrote:
However much Americans may agree that the financing of elections with special interest money undermines democracy and that campaign finance reform would produce better government, it has been very difficult to push such measures through a Congress that has been elected using the old financing system.

A.However much Americans may agree that
B. Despite agreement among Americans to the fact
C. Although Americans agree
D. Even though Americans may agree
E. There is agreement among Americans that


that campaign finance reform would produce better government
"That" is the clue.

Only A is appropriate here.
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Kritesh wrote:
However much Americans may agree that the financing of elections with special interest money undermines democracy and that campaign finance reform would produce better government, it has been very difficult to push such measures through a Congress that has been elected using the old financing system.

A.However much Americans may agree that
B. Despite agreement among Americans to the fact
C. Although Americans agree
D. Even though Americans may agree
E. There is agreement among Americans that


We need 'THAT' to introduce a new clause so B,C & D are out.
E can not be correct because we can not separate two ICs by just a comma.

left with A.
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However much Americans may agree that the financing of elections with special interest money undermines democracy and that campaign finance reform would produce better government, it has been very difficult to push such measures through a Congress that has been elected using the old financing system.

A. However much Americans may agree that
B. Despite agreement among Americans to the fact
C. Although Americans agree
D. Even though Americans may agree
E. There is agreement among Americans that





"that" must be present in the sentence -> A and E are not eliminated. "However" here means although
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However much Americans may agree that the financing of elections with special interest money undermines democracy and that campaign finance reform would produce better government, it has been very difficult to push such measures through a Congress that has been elected using the old financing system.

A. However much Americans may agree that - correct - parallelism and contrast followed.
B. Despite agreement among Americans to the fact - parallelism not followed.
C. Although Americans agree - parallelism not followed.
D. Even though Americans may agree - parallelism not followed.
E. There is agreement among Americans that
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A is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Anyone else?

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